- Museum number
- Object: The Apotheosis of Homer
Marble relief: the Apotheosis of Homer with Zeus, Apollo and the Muses. The poet is crowned by Time and the World, and acclaimed by other personifications. It is signed by the sculptor Archelaos of Priene.
- Production date
Height: 1.21 metres (about)
Width: 0.76 metres (about)
- Curator's comments
- Dated to the reign of Ptolemy Philopator, 221-205BC.
Pollitt, J.J. 1986,, Art in the Hellenistic Age (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), pg. 16.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1990, 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.121
1991, 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.121
1991, 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.121
2016, 11 Apr-17 Jul, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pergamon and the Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms
2019-2020 21 Nov-8 Mar, London, BM, SEG, Troy
2021 19 Jun - 7 Nov, Australia, Perth, Western Australian Museum, Ancient Greeks
2021-2022 16 Dec- 1 May, Australia, Canberra, National Museum of Australia, Ancient Greeks
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number